Warawara Whakaora Ake Restoration Project


  • To facilitate the healing of the Warawara Forest ecosystem through the active participation of kaitiaki.
  • To build the capability of the Warawara Komiti Kaitiaki, the Department of Conservation, and other Agencies as required, to work together collaboratively in the ongoing management of the Warawara Forest.
  • Support the Komiti Kaitiaki to develop an ecological management plan.
  • Identify and gather mātauranga Māori pertaining to Warawara, including the identification of significant sites for rongoā, mahinga kai, tikanga etc.
  • Hui through wānanga and kāhui kaumātua.
  • Deliver/share mātauranga pertaining to Warawara with local schools and marae, and have it embedded into their curriculum.
  • Ceate learning opportunities for school students in the management of Warawara.
  • Set up a Community Pest Control Areas (CPCA) programme in conjunction with Northland Regional Council (NRC) for the land blocks between Mitimiti, Pawarenga Beach and the Warawara Conservation Area.
  • Identify potential funders and make applications for workforce component of 3-4 workers.
  • Work with Department of Conservation (DOC) to initiate an agreed pest control programme on co-managed conservation area.
  • Promote kiwi aversion training for dogs.
  • Establish a safe kiwi sanctuary within Warawara.
  • Encourage and support scientists and university students to do research/thesis studies on Te Warawara.
  • Scope and set up training programmes in conservation management, pest control and other relevant programmes as required, utilising the skills within our communities whenever possible.
  • Scope and create roles and responsibilities for permanent kaitiaki to be deployed.
  • Create a network of tracks in Warawara.
  • Establish a permanent kaitiaki centre in Warawara with decent sleeping, cooking and washing facilities, based on eco-principles that can be supported by international environmental organisations.
  • Develop and maintain good relationships with all stakeholders.